Happy Latex Halloween

Searching far and wide for the very best celebrity latex Halloween costumes (or even just what they might have accessorized with) is always such a treat. In our last blog, we reported on Heidi Klum’s upcoming 2019 All Hallow’s creation. Through 12 hours of a public transformation, the 46-year-old supermodel revealed herself finally as a …

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Halloween Heidi (KLUM), 2019

For all of us, regular folks, even budding fetish fashionistas, the latex, lace, PVC, and all manner of Halloween styles will be unveiled tomorrow. The celebrities in our universe, though, get to it a bit earlier, most starting last weekend, Friday, 10/25. At the many see-and-be-scenes, our best and brightest were out and about Instagramming …

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NYC COMIC CON 2019

Latex couture, copious body paint, and lots of skin (male and female); once again, NYC Comic Con 2019 did not disappoint. Very much filled to the brim with cosplayers, like Dragon Con in Atlanta that we recently attended (see here), what seemed to come across loud and clear at the Jacob Javits Convention Center 10/3-10/6 …

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Bridal Fashion Week…Sans Latex

Two recent articles, one from the New York Times and one from Fashionista, reported on new bridal dresses from the just past New York Bridal Fashion Week, with not a mention of latex anywhere. Not that we were expecting something radically alternative at Bridal Week, and there is actually some cool stuff that seems to be trending presently, but one always has hope to catch a truly alternative fashion or some latex wedding couture.

WOW, New Zealand and Gemini: The Twins

For three years in a row, we have been honored to have won awards at WOW and two of those three years, the first and this last one, Ben and I traveled to New Zealand. As we have always found both times visiting, New Zealand is just so wonderful and the capital city, where WOW is held, Wellington, so welcoming to WOW.

Badass Gals: Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

The action here kicks off with Quinn cutting her cotton-candy colored hair over her break up with the Joker. Seeking other ‘unfulfilled’ women, Harley Quinn amasses a gang around her; Jurnee Smollett-Bell as “Black Canary,” Rosie Perez playing “Renee Montoya,” Mary Elizabeth Winstead as “Huntress,” (‘accessorizing’ with her crossbow) and Ella Jay Basco as “Cassandra Cain.”

London Fetish Weekend 2019

Each year London Fetish Weekend pulls together the alt. fashionista, the vendor, the fetish faithful and even the curious for a safe, sane and stylist romp of those with lots on their minds and in their hearts.

World of Wearable Art 2019

WINNING @ THE WORLD OF WEARABLE ART, AGAIN!

For the 3rd year-in-a-row, a Dawnamatrix latex design has won at The World of Wearable Art. The award show/startling global fashion event was held last night in New Zealand, and we are honored and humbled to receive the Overall International Design Award, International Design Award: Americas and Avant-garde Section Third. All for our Gemini: The Twins.

Checking in with the Emmy’s, J.Lo and Margaret Atwood

Time to time here on our latex couture blog/culture alt. fashion blog, we like to check in with what celebrities and well-known persons are doing. Surely, the just-passed Fashion Weeks, the Emmy Awards, regular reality-star Instagram posts give us plenty of wardrobe fodder to comment on or expose, and this past week was no exception. Even Margaret Atwood weighed in.

Savage x Fenty Premiers on Amazon Prime

Although we all certainly love or latex couture, one might not miss seeing our most favorite material in all that Rihanna gives us with her new Savage x Fenty collection. At the recent New York Fashion Week, Rihanna presented a dance-led show for her fashion line at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn.

Dawnamatrix @ DragonCon 2019

It came down to great cosplay (latex and otherwise), attendees enjoying a deep nerd groove and al of us checking out such cool stuff from the world of fantasy and science fiction: DragonCon 2019.

New York’s Spring Fashion Week: Celebrity Gazing

One could argue that the couture celebrities wear at the various Fashion Weeks— latex accessorizing, leather or maybe even rubber outfits, ‘street’ styles, etc.—garner as much notice as the couture being seen on runway presentations. Sure, this is to be expected in our hyper-celebrity culture

Celebrating Photographer Icon Peter Lindbergh

Although more in the mainstream fashion world than the alternate couture one, famed photographer Peter Lindbergh, who died this week, captured all there was of clothes, the people who wore them, and even the times more than most of his contemporaries.

2019 VMAs Fashions

Taylor Swift came in a colorful and diamond jeweled Versace blazer and black Christian knee-high boots, Halsey managed to sneak in a black waist cincher in the middle of her open dress. And as we have come to expect, Queen Latifah showed-off her usual wardrobe class in a sedate yet sexy Sergio Hudson orange suit.

GLOW’s 3rd Season Costuming Wrestles Us Into Sweet Submission

This time, the lady wrestlers, and their producers are part of what soon becomes a successful Las Vegas residency at the fictional “Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.” This allowed the show’s costume designer, Beth Morgan to expand her usual glitz and wild flare with not just the influence of mid-80’s fashions but the legendary sartorial look of Las Vegas

Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin Exhibit.

Taking place in Germany after World War I to just before the next war, as most of us have seen in the Broadway play and movie versions of Cabaret (a story set in the fictitious “Kit Kat Klub” nightclub in Berlin) plenty of sexy tropes and provocative images and a certain sexual freedom was felt at the time pre-Hitler. The Erotic Heritage Museum is celebrating the Weimar Era’s freedoms, costuming, and people, in their new Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin Exhibit.

And Even More From The World of WearableArt Competition

As the final judging night nears, WOW is making us feel better and better about once again getting our latex designs into their competition…and being picked for the finals. Sure, we go on a bit about the New Zealand-based World of WearableArt Competition and show, but there really is nothing like it anywhere, and we are so proud to be part of WOW once again.

“Let The Wookie Win”: A Tribute To Peter Mayhew

Not that he ever sported latex in his costume, but Chewbacca’s bandolier was certainly a fantasy cosplayer lover’s dream accessory. Peter Mayhew, the man behind the wookie of Star Wars fame, died this week at the age of 74 and we’d like to celebrate him here.

The Met Gala Goes Camp

With less than a month to the “Oscars of Fashion,” fashionistas and fans are certainly wondering over what they may see at this year’s Met Gala, with its theme this year, Camp: Notes on Fashion.

WOW-ed a 3rd Time?

This last idea, how alternative fashion can impact the global sphere, is very much at the heart of the World of WearableArt competition we have been involved with and have won at in the past two years. This year marks our third entry into the competition, and just this week we learned that we passed the pre-selection round and our entry, in the avant-garde category, is on its way to New Zealand for the next round of judging

Taking our “Medicine” from Jennifer Lopez

As we well know, one person’s risqué is another person’s every day latex couture. Calling one thing ‘sexy’ or even ‘alternative’ is undoubtedly an eye-of-the-beholder distinction, but one might say that the brand new Jennifer Lopez video for her song “Medicine,” is rather damn hot…and reveals an amazing array of wild costumes.

Game of Thrones Premier Couture

However much we are blown away by the intrigue, melee, and magic. Whatever this last season of George R.R. Martin’s classic treats us to. We shan’t soon forget the show or moments like this fashionable high-end premier from the other night.

Jennifer Lopez Hustles in NYC

What the net has been buzzing about this past week is the array of outfits J.Lo has been seen in, while walking from her trailer to the streets NYC while filming her new movie Hustlers.

WILL THE REAL STAR WARS EPISODE IX STAND UP

Latex, leather and just about everything else you can think of has been seen, in some form, as part of the costumes worn during the full run of the Star Wars franchise. As fans await the last in the nine-movie arc, STAR WARS EPISODE IX, merchandise, poster art and character break-downs were leaked this week.

Clare Waight Keller Dares With Latex

“Latex slips into mainstream haute couture at Paris Fashion week.” How’s that for a headline? But it’s true. Last time we wrote about Louis Vuitton and the Michael Jackson controversy, sad as that all is. But his time we have something much more positive to report from Paris.